On E.G.W.

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Who is E.G.W.? An author and one of the founders of Seventh Day Adventist Church. She was born Ellen Gould Harmon on November 26, 1827 in Gorham, Maine, U.S. Millions of people consider her writings of special value and significance. She wrote more than 5000 periodical articles and 40 books during her lifetime. Today, including compilations from her 50000 pages of manuscript, more than 100 titles are available in English. E.G.W. is the most translated woman writer in the entire history of literature, and the most translated American author. Her writings cover a broad range of subjects such as religion, education, social relationships, evangelism, prophecy, publishing, nutrition and management. Her masterpiece on successful Christian living, Steps to Christ, has been published in more than 140 languages. People find this book to be life-changing. Excerpts from E.G.W.’s Writings *On Teaching: The teacher should constantly aim at simplicity and effectiveness. He should teach largely by illustration, and even in dealing with older pupils should be careful to make every explanation plain and clear. Many pupils well advanced in years are but children in understanding. ( VSS 38.1 ). *Give minds time to digest the truths you feed them. ( Testimonies for the Church ) *On Speech: The talent of speech needs to be cultivated, that the truth be spoken not excitedly, but slowly and distinctly, that not a syllable may be lost. ( The Southern Work ) *On Christian Education: There were many souls starving for the Bread of Life, and Jesus fed them with pure, simple truth. In His teaching He drew illustrations from the things of nature and the common transactions of life, with which they were familiar. Thus the truth became to them a living reality; the scenes of nature and the affairs of daily life were ever repeating to them the Saviour’s precious teachings. Christ’s manner of teaching was just what He desires His servants to follow. ( Fundamentals of Christian Education ) *Choice of Words in Light of the Judgement: if you cherish a habitual impression that God sees and hears all that you do and say, and keeps a faithful record of all your words and actions, and that you must meet it all, then in all you do and say you will seek to follow the dictates of an enlightened and wakeful conscience. Your tongue will be used to the glory of God and will be a source of blessing to yourself and to others. But if you separate from God, as you have been doing, take heed lest your tongue shall prove a world of iniquity and bring upon your fearful condemnation; for souls will be lost through you. ( Testimonies for the Church ) *On Nutrition: God gave our first parents the food He designed that the race should eat. It was contrary to His plan to have the life of any creature taken. There was to be no death in the Eden. The fruit of the trees in the garden was the food man’s wants required. *On Daily Conversations: God requires His people to shine as lights in the world. It is not merely the ministers who are required to do this, but every disciple of Christ. Their conversation should be heavenly. *On Loving One Another: Christ tears away the wall of partition, the self-love, the dividing prejudice of nationality, and teaches a love for all the human family. *On the Rich: My appeal to the rich is, deal liberally with your poor brethren, and use your means to advance the cause of God. The worthy poor, who are made poor by misfortune and sickness, deserve your special care and help. *On Talents: Do not borrow the productions of other men’s brains and pens and recite them as a lesson; but make the most of the talents, the brain power, the God has given you. *On Marriage: No persons professing to be Christians should enter the marriage relation until the matter has been carefully and prayerfully considered from an elevated standpoint, to see if God can be glorified by the union. ~ Source: whiteestate.org ~

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